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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:38 AM

About 10 years ago, My Dad was having trouble with a Craftsman GT with a Briggs 18 v twin. You know, one of the ones that lost it's ring seats twice before we lost our humor and sold it. Anyway, I tracked it down to a plug in the line or the outlet at the tank. I decided to spin the cap off and blow into the tank, pressurizing it just a little to see if it would go on thru (Plastic Tank). I wiped off the hole & pulled off the line at the carb, then I blew. Big tank so I had taken a big breath. I took my brain a second to process, but as soon as I recognized that gurgle noise, I new I was I trouble. The gas was above the end of the fill tube.
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I closed my eyes & mouth & tried to jerk my face away, but the force of the gas shot up that tube & up my nose, into my sinus cavity & clear into the space behind my eardrums. It burned like acid. Trip to the ER, 2 days of discomfort, and the rest of my life with tinnitus. I joke that the only upside to the ringing is it drowns out the voices.:booboo:

Edited by MH81, December 01, 2011 - 12:31 AM.


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Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:47 AM

Sorry to hear that you had this happen.
I cant even imagine how that must have hurt.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:50 AM

Sorry to hear that you had this happen.
I cant even imagine how that must have hurt.


Definitely not fun!

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:12 AM

I feel your pain. I had gas in my nostrils and in my eyes before but not as bad as you had. That is quite the story.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:40 AM

Sorry to hear that you had this happen.

:ditto::ditto:

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:51 AM

Never had it shoot back that far, but remember how it burned. One thing for sure, once it's ever happened to you....it won't ever happen again!

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 05:29 PM

Thanks Guys, as olcowhand said, It won't happen again. Pain is indeed a powerful educational tool.




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